Citizen Reporters — Free Trainings — Community News Service

Dear Friends:
A thriving democracy relies on an informed and engaged electorate. Local news, in particular, is essential to civic engagement, trust, voter participation, and community vitality. Yet around the country and even in Vermont – local news has been decimated – and many of our small papers face many challenges. Yet, the work of covering local stories and local government is more important than ever.
Through the Community News Service — a University of Vermont initiative – we are offering a free six-part media training course to provide training in basic reporting skills, from interviewing to sourcing to media ethics and photography. Attendees will learn about how journalism works and produce at least one published piece to journalism values standards and values. Starting on Feb 1, via ZOOM, and continuing for six weeks. Spaces are limited.
And thanks, Richard
Richard Watts
Director, Center for Research on Vermont
Co-Director, Reporting & Documentary Storytelling
Coordinator, Community News Service
Ph (802) 373-1131 & Email
Senior Lecturer,  College of Arts & Sciences
University of Vermont